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Gandhinagar, Wednesday: Gujarat Government has won the Arneshiya Award for 2011 for best achievement in the field of Energy and Electricity for attracting maximum investment and infrastructure development, government spokespersons-ministers Jay Narayan Vyas and Saurabh Patel said here today.

The annual award has been instituted by Falcon Media and other media related organizations for best performance in different categories to companies/ institutions/ governments.

Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Managing Director S.K. Negi received the award on behalf of the Gujarat Government from former Union Energy Secretary Anil Razdan at a function in Mumbai.

The jury has also placed on record Gujarat Government’s activities in developing infrastructure for solar energy to the extent of 1,900 MW capacity, surpassing other states for attracting investment in renewable sources of energy.

Mr. Patel said that it is for the first time that Asia Development Bank has extended a loan of USD 100-million to Gujarat alone for developing renewable source of energy.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Karma yogis of Energy Department and the State’s Energy Production and Distribution Companies winning Arneshiya and other awards during the last ten years.

Sources: Gujarat Information Bureau 

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